Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Cocke - Jefferson County Line



Marker ID: THC 1C 37
Location:
County: Cocke
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Jefferson County
Established 1792: named in honor of
Thomas Jefferson


Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of Virginia; Vice-President and President of the United States.


Cocke County
Established 1797: named in honor of
Senator William Cocke
(1796, 1797, 1799 to 1805)


An officer of the Revolutionary Army; one of the leaders of the State of Franklin and member of the Legislature of the Territory South of the Ohio River.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission